ROSSFORD, Ohio - Northwest Ohio will soon be home to a new Amazon fulfillment center.
Amazon announced Monday that they would open two new centers in Ohio, one in Rossford and one in Akron. Each fulfillment center is more than 700,000 square feet and will be used to pick, pack and ship small items to customers such as books, electronics and toys. The two centers are expected to create more than 2,500 full-time jobs.
“Ohio has been a great place to do business, serve customers and create jobs; as a result, we are thrilled to develop two state-of-the-art fulfillment centers in Akron and Rossford,” said Alicia Boler Davis, Amazon’s Vice President of Global Customer Fulfillment. “We're excited to grow our team in the Buckeye state, which now includes more than 8,500 Amazonians, and be part of the larger Ohio community.”
Currently, there's no timetable for either fulfillment center.
“Rossford is home to an increasingly diverse business community, we are thrilled that Amazon will be joining those ranks by locating its new fulfillment center here,” said Rossford Mayor Neil A. MacKinnon III. ”We welcome Amazon as our new neighbor and look forward to the job creation Amazon will bring for members of our community and the surrounding areas.”